What do I get for my AMCA membership?

Published: 31 July 2020

Members of the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA) get unrivalled access to critical information, training, and support to thrive.

For almost six decades, the AMCA has proudly represented businesses operating in the commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry.

Our member benefits are designed to help businesses succeed in the competitive HVAC market through professional development opportunities, industry insights and other services.

Ultimately, our purpose is to help our members provide safe, healthy, and productive spaces for people to live, work and play.

Here are the benefits to becoming an AMCA member:

1. Grow your HVAC skills and expertise

The AMCA offers a variety of training and education options to help our members excel in their fields and become industry leaders.

We have accredited qualifications, short courses, industry best practice training, and online learning to help HVAC professionals achieve their goals.

There are education options to support every stage of your career, ranging from apprenticeships and traineeships to post-trade training and management courses.

We recognise and promote excellence in the industry through scholarships and awards, and we encourage our members to nominate employees for annual education scholarships and training awards.

AMCA members are also at the forefront of BIM adoption in Australia through the BIM-MEPAUS initiative.

Our members have access to BIM-MEPAUS standards and workflows, while also receiving discounted rates to the annual Construction Innovation Forum.

2. Gain a competitive edge with the latest HVAC insights

AMCA members have access to cutting-edge industry research and intelligence to help find new opportunities and avoid costly risks in the marketplace.

The AMCA provides leading member surveys and other publications that address the needs and challenges facing the industry.

Our members can join regular briefings on a range of important topics to stay up to date with changes in the technical, policy and regulatory environment.

Members also receive timely and tailored alerts to help make sense of policy and regulatory changes and what they mean for their businesses.

3. Get exclusive access to member resources

AMCA members receive exclusive access to a range of resources that have been tailored for businesses operating in the commercial HVAC industry.

These resources provide up-to-date information regarding changes in key regulatory areas, helping members to mitigate risks while focusing on more important matters — like building their business.

Below is an overview of resources available to members only:

ACIF Forecasts

Provided by the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), AMCA members receive access to forecasting data for residential building, non-residential building and engineering construction across a range of metrics. Access ACIF Forecasts here.

Contracts Portal

The online Contract Management Portal is designed to provide members with timely and accurate information on legislative changes and case law, as well as a range of tools and resources such as draft contract terms, company policies and other templates. Access the Contracts Portal here.

Employer Toolkit

The Employers' Toolkit provides guides and templates for each stage of the employment lifecycle, ensuring our members have the tools they need to employ high quality staff, maximise talent and mitigate the risks associated with being an employer. Access the Employer Toolkit here.

Toolbox Talks

The Toolbox Safety Talks Manual focuses on the most common hazards that are likely to be encountered in the course of daily work activities and is the opportunity for our member employers to consult with their employees on any site safety issue. Access Toolbox Talks here.

Workplace Health & Safety Manual

The Workplace Health & Safety Manual is tailored to the needs of AMCA members to ensure they have all the information they need to provide a safe working environment, while protecting their company against workplace incidents. Access Workplace Health & Safety Manual here.

Workplace Relations Webinar Series

The Workplace Relations Seminar Series is delivered by trusted workplace relations advisory firm, Law Squared, and covers key topics to ensure AMCA members have the information they need to comply with employment and workplace relations law. Access Workplace Relations Webinar Series here.

4. Connect with your peers

AMCA members can take advantage of numerous events and networking opportunities, including golf days, trade nights, luncheons and industry dinners throughout the year.

The AMCA National Conference brings together members from all states and territories across Australia to discuss the most critical issues facing businesses operating in the commercial HVAC industry.

This year’s conference will feature a mix of leadership, business management and technical sessions that will ensure all attendees leave with fresh ideas and actionable strategies to take back to their business.

The 2019 conference was held at the beautiful Byron at Byron Resort and Spa and offered valuable professional development opportunities in a relaxed, family-friendly environment that was as enjoyable as it was informative.

We offer our members discounted rates to the conference, where you can develop fresh ideas and actionable strategies for your business.

5. A strong voice for the HVAC industry

The AMCA is a leading voice for HVAC professionals, representing the industry at the national, state and territory levels.

Changes in government policy, legislation and regulation can have significant implications for our members, their staff and clients, and the broader community. 

To help promote a safe, prosperous, socially responsible, and environmentally sustainable industry, the AMCA aims to produce high-quality submissions across a wide range of policy areas.

Members can participate on a range of AMCA committees to drive change in the industry and broaden their networks.

We also offer a number of advisory services to help businesses in critical areas such as contract and legal disputes, workplace relations, human resources, and workplace health and safety.

Become an AMCA member today

As you can see, there are many benefits to becoming an AMCA member.

AMCA members can grow their expertise, receive industry-leading insights, connect with peers, and gain strong representation at the national, state and territory levels.

While our primary membership category caters to contractors and service businesses, we also have tailored membership options for manufacturers, suppliers and allied service providers.

If you want to learn more about becoming an AMCA member, get in touch here.